Good Practice

The importance of the Empowered Official

The EO is the primary guardian of the company’s reputation and a good EO is a treasure that will prevent a company from getting into trouble.

The Darling Industry case. Hopefully, you have heard of it. It certainly served as a wake-up call to the defense industry about the reality and requirements of being an Empowered Official (“EO”). The proposed charging letter to Mr. Gary Darling, President of the Tucson-headquartered company, read

“The Department of State (“Department”) proposes to c...

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